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What Types Of Human Cells Are Attacked By Hiv

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Human Papillomavirus and HIV Disease

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. About 20 million people are infected at any one time. Nearly half of all sexually active people have had HPV at some point in their lives. Since it often doesn't cause symptoms, many never know they've had it. Though most types of HPV do not cause serious disease, some can lead to cancerous conditions. Left untreated, these high-risk types can cause...
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rabies immunoglobulin human diploid cell

I am going to get the rabies immunoglobulin shot. The immunoglobulin is made up of human diploid cells. Is it possible that during the manufacturing process of the IG, HIV positive blood may be used?Is there a chance that I will be infected with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.Rabies immunoglobulin (or other types of immunoglobulin) is not a risk for acquiring HIV. Dr. Bob... Read more »

Wild-type HIV vs. cancer cells

Good morning Dr. Holodniy,I have a question about wild-type hiv vs cancer cancer cells. Could one make the comparison that wild-type hiv hiv's version of the cellular abnormalities that happen in cancer cells? Can these wild-type hiv help...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Sort of. Because HIV infects cells and becomes integrated into the host cell DNA, it is very difficult to get rid of the virus. Many of these cells are longlived and continue to circulate in the blood stream and get deposited in various organs.... Read more »

HIV attacks CD8 cells?

My Drs. can't answer this and my lengthy internet searches are fruitless. I know all about how HIV attacks CD4s, but does it also infect/hijack CD8s? Thank you!...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Unlikely to infect CD8 cells, unless they are dual positive CD4/CD8, of which there are a few. On the other hand, infecting CD4 cells and destroying them does affect CD8 function, in that CD4 cells are important in signaling CD8 cells to function... Read more »

hpv infection (HPV, HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS AND HIV/AIDS, 2010)

hello Dr. Frascino, I know that HIV is more your area of expertise but I was wondering if you knew anything about hpv. I was diagnosed with hpv about 10 years ago and was reading recently that some percentage of people actually clear the infection,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Anonymous,There are many different types of HPV (30-40 varieties). Over half of all sexually active folks become infected with some type of HPV. In 90% of these cases the body's immune system completely clears the infection. (See below.)Hope... Read more »
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Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) Accuracy

Posted by vtgreek, 1 Reply
Hello again sorry for bothering you again but i think this is the last time, i just had my test results back and they are negative. I had the Hiv Ag(p24)/ Hiv ab (type 1+type 2) test using the cmia method. The first test i did was six years ago and... Read more »

human bite

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AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 Apr;20(4):349-50. Related Articles, Links


HIV type 1 transmission by human bite.

Andreo SM, Barra LA, Costa LJ, Sucupira MC, Souza IE, Diaz RS.

Retrovirology Laboratory, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo,... Read more »

Types of test please advise

Posted by Pleasehelp606, 1 Reply
I understand I posted my risk and exposure experience, but I just have one more question, about my tests I have taken so far, I took a test 18 days after exposure it was a blood test that checked for anti bodies, came back negative, after another 10... Read more »

See,I told you HIV replicates a cell's DNA TO RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The below is plagerized from Gallant ( the guru!)
I know that the present antiretroviral medications do not actually kill the virus.
However, if the medications inhibit the virus from reproducing, doesn't the virus die
by... Read more »